Bradford Jensen

Jensen to face jury in June

Bradford Lewis Jensen will face a Lassen County Superior Court jury in a four-day criminal trial scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. June 25.

Jensen is represented by the public defender’s office. A dispositional conference is set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, and a trial readiness conference is set for 8:30 a.m. May 28. Jensen again pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday, April 30.

Jensen faces two charges of selling/furnishing a substance to a minor, three charges of contacting a minor for sexual offense, burglary, three charges of child molestation and one charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to a statement from the Susanville Police Department, Jensen was booked into the Lassen County Jail Tuesday, April 2, and charged with communicating with a minor to commit sexual acts, annoying/molesting a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

In the early evening April 2, officers were notified by Diamond Mountain Casino and Hotel staff of suspicious circumstances involving three girls who had followed Jensen into a hotel room after he checked in.

Upon arrival, officers found Jensen in a hotel room with three 16-year-old girls. Jensen was initially arrested for an alleged outstanding warrant and booked into the county jail.

However, as the investigation progressed, officers discovered Jensen had picked up the three juveniles on Main Street in Susanville earlier in the day by allegedly soliciting them with alcohol and drugs, according to the statement.

Jensen later brought the girls to the hotel and attempted to conceal their association with him as he rented the room.

Once there, according to the statement, Jensen allegedly provided the juveniles with drugs and solicited them for sex acts.